It means there is some extra facet or grove on the girdle or polish mark that is mentioned that probably has not been plotted on the graphic.Date: 1/17/2007 7:23:19 PM
What does this line mean in a GIA report? And is it significant.
The comment "minor details of polish not shown" on a GIA graded diamond of Internally Flawless (IF) clarity is in my opinion a sort of "catch all liability opt out type of phrase" that the GIA seems to use on ALL diamonds that are graded as Internally Flawless. I''ve never seen an IF diamond graded by the GIA that does not have this phrase listed under the comments section. While "minor details of polish" may or may not actually be present, the presence of the phrase provides the GIA with protection in the event that they overlooked something (obviously minor). I wouldn''t worry about itDate: 1/18/2007 8:46:08 AM
Thank''s Garry. The other question that I would like to know is whether this minor polishing mark (on an IF stone) would be visible from the naked eye and/or detract from the beauty (e.g. brilliance/fire/appearance etc...) of the stone?